May 7, 2011 – Pat Wachter Bowl Contest @ the Veterans Skatepark in Alabaster, Alabama

May 7, 2011 – Pat Wachter Bowl Contest 5 @ the Veterans Skatepark in Alabaster, Alabama. They’ll be “Duelin’ Down in Dixie” at the annual Pat Wachter Bowl Contest with guest judge Bill Danforth and a crew of rippers and slashers. The contest features CASH prizes for advanced, womens and veteran’s divisions. $20 entry fee. The battle begins at high noon. Veterans Skate Park is located at 7305 Hwy. 119.
 Bldg. 300
, Alabaster, AL 35007. 
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Apr 30, 2011 Philly AM @ Black Diamond Skate Park Philadelphia, PA

Apr 30- 2011 Philly AM @ Black Diamond Skate Park, Philadelphia, PA. Grom, intermediate and advanced divisions. Sponsored cash prizes presented by Monster. Entry fee is $20. Call 610-384-8628 or visit


The Basic Bowl is a clover shaped bowl located in Huntington Beach, Ca. The bowl itself was built over 18 Yrs ago and has since been the host of many pro and am pool skating contests. For 15 Years, hundreds of participants gather in this backyard style setting to take part in this one of a kind skateboarding event. Competitors, Spectators and guests enjoy Live Music, Barbeque, Gifts and lots of other free stuff. Come down and watch the warriors BATTLE it out for Money and Prizes in this ALL POOLSIDE event!

JULY 9, 2011 Stronghold Society’s ONE Gathering Skate For Life

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July 9th, 2011
Denver, Colorado

Wounded Knee and Stronghold Society


Stronghold Society’s
ONE Gathering Skate For Life –
to benefit the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark
A Live Life Call to Action Campaign

Major Skateboard Event July 9th, 2011 – DENVER Colorado!!!
The ONE Gathering – Skate For Life competition will take place in JULY 9th 2011 at the Downtown Denver Skatepark. The skatepark is located on 20th Street and I-25 near the South Platte River – a historical gathering place for the Apache, Arapaho, Lakota, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee, Pueblo, Shoshone, Ute and many other Indigenous cultures to this area. The ONE Gathering will prove to be another huge success with proceeds this year benefiting the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark/Art Studio to be built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (a project of Stronghold Society, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization).

Last year’s ONE Gathering gained full support from the City of Denver. The event attracted about 5,000 attendees, 100+ skate competitors, 30 vendors, and over 60 awesome volunteers.

Major supporters included FritoLay/Gatorade/Pepsico, VANS Off The Wall, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Denver American Indian Commission, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Tocabe’s Native American Eatery, G&B Solutions, A-sa-ma-di, Atomic Air, Elevated Color, RMICC, Nakota Designs and many, many others.

The stage rocked all day with music from NDAAZ, Jamie Laurie of the Flobots, Gabriel YAIVA, The Beer Boyz (aka nonBeerBoyz for the cause), Trickshot, Racecar Spelled Backwards, Skyline Surrender, etc! The South Dakota GEARUP Program brought over 200 Native youth and the State of Wyoming brought hundreds of youth to attend as well.

NOW we are planning for our next ONE Gathering in Denver, CO in July 9th, 2011, and gaining some serious support from all these people and MORE… and we thank you for your continued support of our outreach efforts. We will once again unite our communities, our youth, major companies, non-profits, vendors, musicians, skate clubs and skate shops, etc.

Stronghold Society’s “Skateboarding Saves Lives” is a Live Life Call To Action to support and encourage Native American youth to find hope and ambition to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. Our overall goal for the ONE Gathering – Skate For Life is to promote inclusiveness and a positive impact on youth of all races. By incorporating artistic achievement, social change, innovation, education, and healthy way of life outlooks, it will ensure a higher quality of life for all our youth.

You thrive, I thrive, WE THRIVE… as it should be. The Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction
Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu
July 22-23, 2011

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Quiksilver Waterman Collection presents the 6th Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

Fifty years worth of connections and an unbridled passion for all things surf have made Randy Rarick’s Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction an international success story. The auction returns this year with just four months to hammer time: July 22 & 23, at the Blaisdell Center.

What began 10 years ago, running every other year, has become the most highly anticipated auction in the surfing world. The first five auctions saw more than $2.6million worth of privately owned pieces go under the hammer and Rarick is quietly confident that the 6th will be his best yet.

“This auction attracts a serious gathering of international surf collectors who know their stuff and share my deep passion for surfing history and the unique items this auction offers,” said Rarick. “I travel the world on a mission to discover quality, historic pieces and to ultimately make the connection between seller and buyer. It’s a win-win all around.”

Over the years the auction has included everything from the personal surfboards, surfwear and trophies of famous surfers, to original artwork, magazines, posters, decals and other artifacts of the surfing culture.

This year, 65 percent of the pieces offered will be antique surfboards from the turn of the century through to the mid-1980s. To legitimately be ‘vintage’, an item must be at least 25 years old. The next requirement is a good story and recorded history to go with it. And it doesn’t stop there; Rarick’s credo is that every board on offer is “good enough to hang or take out and ride”.

“My ultimate warehouse find came just in time for this year’s auction,” said Rarick. “From the Santa Paula, California airport hanger of movie actor Steve McQueen. It’s a pristine 1963 ‘speed’ board shaped by Pat Curren that was in the hanger alongside McQueen’s motorcycles, race cars and movie props. Talk about going back in time!”

Mark Richards © Hawaiian Vintage Surf Auction

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Surfboards are always the top drawcard, including these from over the years:
$40,000 1949/50 11’0″ Bob Simmons foam sandwich board.
$39,000 1955 10’4″ Matt Kivlin balsa board.
$33,000 1960s 11’0″ Buzzy Trent model Surfboards Hawaii, by Dick Brewer.
$25,000 8’0″ Lightning Bolt shaped by Gerry Lopez.
$20,000 13’8″ wooden Tom Blake Rogers paddleboard.
A portion of all auction sales will go to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship Fund, and to the Surfing Heritage Foundation. For those unable to attend in person, the auction will be broadcast live on the internet with internet bidding in real time.

Quiksilver Waterman Collection presents: The 6th Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — July 22 & 23, 2011
Friday July 22: Viewing from 12 noon – 4pm, Galleria Hall. Free Antiques Roadshow-style appraisals for the public. Maybe you’ve got something for the auction!
Saturday July 23: Doors open for viewing at 10am, Galleria Hall. Silent auction 1:00-3:00pm. Main Auction 4-7pm, Pikake Room. Free viewing. Bidders must purchase a bidding number.


CONCRETE course elements, new designers, BOWL CONTESTS and ocean city added to 2011 DEW TOUR


Tour Announces Schedule and Host Cities

Burr Ridge, Ill. – The Dew Tour announced that, in an effort to enhance skateboarding for the 2011 season, all skate street courses will include concrete elements. The Dew Tour is in talks with renowned design and building groups to collaborate in this effort, including California Skateparks, a leader in developing high-quality, custom skateparks.

The 2011 Dew Tour will kick off in Ocean City, Md., the tour’s first beach front event. The circuit will continue on to Portland, Ore. in August, Salt Lake City in September, and return to Las Vegas, Nev. for the Dew Tour Championships and Dew Cup awards ceremony in October.

“I am looking forward to skating new and improved Dew Tour courses,” said Mountain Dew skate athlete Paul Rodriguez. “I think it’s great they’ve decided to change up the contest, and it should definitely help to showcase everyone’s talent.”

Each stop of the circuit will feature a different mix of disciplines and specialty competitions, exposing every market to fresh experiences. New for 2011, Ocean City and Portland will offer an additional skate bowl contest.

Raising the stakes this year, the prize purse has increased per event along with the year-end bonuses.
The full Dew Tour schedule features multi-sport events at each of the four stops, including skate street and vert. Over the course of the tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup champion.

The complete 2011 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location
Dew Tour at Ocean City July 21-24 Ocean City, Md. – Ocean City Pier
Dew Tour at Portland Aug. 11-14 Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 8-11 Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships Oct. 13-16 Las Vegas, Nev.

Entering its seventh year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2011 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season’s end to champions in each of the five disciplines. The 2010 Dew Cup champions include Chaz Ortiz (skateboard park), Pierre-Luc Gagnon (skate vert), Daniel Dhers (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Brandon Dosch (BMX dirt).

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Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of four major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, more than $2 million in event and bonus purses at year-end based on overall tour standings. The Tour features skateboarding (street and vert) and BMX (park, vert and dirt) along with skateboard bowl, surf and freestyle motocross. At season’s end, the overall points leaders in the five disciplines will be crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements complement the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live, cutting-edge music. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Nike 6.0, Ball Park, JC Penney, Paul Mitchell, PlayStation®, PowerBar and MyPlash. More information can be found at

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at











Five Rip Curl Searchers chase mesmerizing waves on the Seven Ghosts tidal bore, deep in the heart of the Indonesian Jungle.

On March 20, 2011, Rip Curl International team riders Bruno Santos (BRA), Dean Brady (AUS), Tyler Larronde (FRA), Oney Anwar (IND) and original Searcher Tom Curren (USA) followed the latest Tip2Tip odyssey deep into the heart of Indonesia to be part of a ground breaking mission to the freshly discovered, flawless waves of a remote river known by the nearby village as the Seven Ghosts River. Equipped with Panasonic LUMIX G cameras, a team of world-renowned surf photographers and filmers were in tow to capture this once in a lifetime event, which Curren describes as “the most amazing Search trip in 20 years…”

What ensued was a surf session like never before…